Sermons from December 2016

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December 25, 2016 Building Christmas


As we continue with our theme of Building, today, on Christmas day, we consider the topic of Building Christmas. Perhaps Rebuilding Christmas would be a more appropriate title, as Christmas has been remade, rebuilt, and repurposed into something very different from the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. Christmas, as we often note, […]

December 18, 2016 Building Hope


One of my favorite places to visit is Washington, DC. I must confess, however, that on our first visit I was a rather reluctant traveler. Washington is a city of which I have often complained, in terms of the politics that take place there. My response to the idea of visiting Washington was something along […]

December 4, 2016 Building Hope

Hope. Has there ever been a word filled with so much promise, so much longing, so much, well, hope? As we continue with our theme of Building, this week’s message is Building Hope. Our Scripture text comes from a time when hope was in short supply among God’s people. Centuries had passed and there was […]